It begins! Up to a THIRD off E-Bikes in our End of Season Sale Event

Sayonara Sale Begins

2017 Clearance Stock – Ex-demo bikes – 2018 orders – Festival

This year’s sale has two aspects. 

Clearance Box

First, there are our Clearance deals, with up to a third off selected 2017 models and 20%+ discounts elsewhere. 
You can order these bikes online, arrange a free call back via our website or in our showrooms any time this week. They’re all in stock and eligible for interest free finance and free delivery as usual. There are dozens of models on offer, though in small numbers.

Highlights: 33% off Stromer ST2 S | £1,100 off our last Haibike SDURO Allmtn 8.0 | £1,000 of Scott E-Spark 700 Tuned | 20% off Cube Carbon Stereo Hybrid | 20% off our last Kalkhoff Integrale S11 | 2017 Giant Road E+2 down to £1795 | 20% off Cube Travel Hybrid | Toba Crossbar down to £1495

Loughborough HQSecond, we’re holding a free but invitation-only E-Bike Festival at our Loughborough headquarters this Saturday, 7th October. 
There are only 300 spaces at this event – you can register to attend here – and you’ll have exclusive access to our remaining Clearance deals as well as older ex-demo and display bikes. 
You can also place orders for 2018 bikes with an exclusive £100 discount at this event.

What’s on offer 

  • Final Clearance prices on 2017 models from Kalkhoff, Haibike, Scott, Cube, Stromer and Giant
  • See and test ride 2018 models from Cube and Riese & Müller
  • Clearance of ex-demonstrator & ex-display models
  • Reconditioned battery packs
  • Panasonic motors
  • Forks, chainguards, clothing, general parts & spares
  • Test rides & Expert Advice from our team
  • Buy a bike on the day to be in with a chance of winning a second e-bike of your choice worth up to £2,000, with the draw at the end of this month.

Location & Date

The Sayonara Sale is on now
Main event on Saturday 7th October
10am – 7pm
50cycles Electric Bikes
1 Charnwood Business Park
North Road
Leics LE11 1LE
Our Loughborough headquarters is a 10-minute walk west of Loughborough railway station and there’s also on-street parking as well as limited spaces on site.
That’s all for now, thank you for reading! 
The 50cycles Team


50cycles at the Cycle Show 2017, new brands and electric bike offers

If you’re visiting Cycle Show 2017 this weekend you’ll find us at Stand K156 in the dedicated E-Bike Area. We’re facing the E-Bike Test Ride pit area where we have three dozen bikes of all shapes and sizes, from various brands waiting to be taken round the track. 

50cycles’ electric bike experts will be on hand throughout the event to answer any questions and to help you find the best bike for your needs.
You can order at the show and we’ll deliver or make your bike ready for collection next week. Or pre-order 2018 models from the likes of BeatBike, Cube, Scott,  Riese & Müller, some of which are in stock already (like the 2018 Beat Bike Toba, now with suspension) or are about to come into stock very soon.


Riese & MüllerRiese & Müller? Yes indeed, we’ve been mightily impressed by their bikes over recent months and they’re set to play an important part in our 2018 range. 

The brand recently took the Readers’ Award from a major German e-bike magazine. Well-equipped, refined and stunning to look at, we’re very glad to be working with them to bring the most advanced electric bikes to our customers.

We have two Riese & Müller models listed at present, both speed pedelecs able to assist up to 28mph. The Charger Touring HS comes with dual Bosch battery packs giving a new record total capacity of 1000Wh.


See the Riese & Müller Roadster and Charger high speed pedelecs


Cube Elly HybridCube have already made their mark at 50cycles this season with a range of touring and electric mountain bikes that have proved very popular because they look superb and are incredibly good value. 
Cube have made some major changes to their 2018 e-bike range – better battery placement is the rule, whether it’s on their ultra high-end full suspension e-mountain bikes or gorgeous, colourful town bikes like the Elly Hybrid. Bosch motors as standard on all of them.

Cube Reaction Hybrid HPA Pro

A couple of 2018 models, the Kathmandu Hybrid Pro 500 and Cross Hybrid Race Allroad 500 are already in stock and available to see at the Cycle Show. 


There’s now 10% off our remaining stock of 2017 Cubes, including two Carbon frame e-bikes. 


See our 2017 Cubes in Clearance
See the 2018 Cube line-up

Scott E-BikesScott is another brand that debuted for us in 2017. As well as Bosch-powered beasts like the E-Genius and E-Scale range they also offer bikes with Shimano’s magnificent E8000 motor and integrated battery system and the super-refined Brose centre motor. You’ll find some of these in at end-of-season sale prices, with 15% off in one case…

Scott is a major international brand that has already explored interesting territory this season and they’re set to do the same in 2018. An early example is the E-Contessa Genius, a full-suspension, high end e-mtb with the Shimano E8000 motor specifically designed for female riders.

KalkhoffWe’re yet to unveil our 2018 Kalkhoff selection, that’s for a later date. 
Suffice to say some old favourites will be coming back alongside some all-new models. 
We still have a few 2017 Kalkhoff in stock, models like the Integrale i8, Integrale 10, Integrale LTD edition, Tasman i8, Agattu i7, Sahel Compact and a very small number of Include Premium with Impulse Evo and Smart Navigation capability (also found on the Integrale models). 
Haibike offer
There’s 20% off our remaining 2017 Haibike electric mountain bikes. We’ve sent dozens of these out in recent weeks, so numbers are very low on all models still in stock.
Haibike Sduro Allmtn 8.0The biggest saving is on the top-of-the-range Haibike SDURO AllMtn 8.0 with £1,100 off. Only two in stock, one each in Small and Medium, and both come with the latest Yamaha PW-X motor, eConnect technology and a dropper seatpost. All this down from £5,495 to £4,395.
There’s also 20% off our other PW-X models: the AllMtn 7.0 (1 in stock), FullSeven 7.0 (2) & HardSeven 7.0
Yamaha PW-XYamaha’s PW-X motor, new for 2017, recently emerged from an independent e-mtb motor comparison last month as 
the ultimate power package that churns out decent power even with a low cadence. 
It’s also found in my personal favourite e-bike, the Winora Yakun from the same manufacturer.
There are also budget Haibike options that pack Yamaha’s established PW motor. Its maximum 80Nm torque makes for powerful hill starts yet offers with minimal resistance when cycling above the power-assisted speed.
These start at as little as £1695 for the HardSeven 4.0 (one in stock) and £1675 for the grown-up SDURO Cross 4.0 (one and only one 48cm in stock)

That’s all for now, thank you for reading! Maybe we’ll see you at stand K156 or on the E-Bike Test Track at the Cycle Show
The 50cycles Team


An electric bike Christmas

christmas electric bike wrapped
Only problem is getting it down the chimney

Melanie Reid writes in today’s Times about how electric bikes are emerging as a favourite gift this Christmas.

“When things come in clusters, you know you have a trend on your hands. Randomly, at least three girlfriends have announced they want an electric bike for Christmas.”

She continues with a brisk summary of the benefits of electric bikes: how the rider feels younger, is transported back in time to the youthful joy of cycling, “the feeling of being nine years old again and everything works”. Continue reading “An electric bike Christmas”

Full Stock of E-Bikes for Summer & New Video Reviews

Fully stocked in time for Summer

Several large shipments from Kalkhoff have arrived this month, with enough bikes to meet demand for our most popular models through the height of the season.

Electric bike stock

Best-selling models like the 2016 Agattu Premium 8G with Belt Drive and new Pro Connect 9G (with larger 14.5Ah battery) are available in all frame styles and sizes once more. 

The latest Integrale 10-speed is here in good numbers too, as are other Impulse Evo models like the Integrale S11, Integrale S10 and the Include Premium
The new Integrales and Includes all come with our largest 17Ah integrated battery pack, Smart Navigation and more powerful Impulse Evo and Evo RS motors. See our video review story below for more on these models.
We even have a couple of Small and Medium Tasman 17Ah step thru back in stock for the first time in months. 
The Tasman is a very well equipped town bike, with 8-speed hub gears, adjustable stem, built-in lock and attractive black and bronze paintwork.
But not so many of these…
However, there are very few of the Pro Connect 10, semi-folding Sahel Compact and Integrale 8 Belt left in stock, only low single figures in certain sizes, none in others. 
So, if you’re interested in any of these models, they’re likely to sell out soon. And with good reason, they’ve picked up some glowing, enthusiastic reviews this year.
All prices include VAT and free UK shipping, of course, and all bikes are fully-equipped with lights, luggage rack, kickstand, EU/UK charger, ergonomic handgrips and saddles, 2-year warranty and the support of the Britain’s most experienced e-bike supplier.
Loughborough Showroom

Loughborough Showroom Saturday Opening

One of the best things about our relocation has been the creation of a much-improved, dedicated showroom area. Improved accessibility also means we’ve been able to open on Saturday on a regular basis in Loughborough for the first time.

Anthony, previously manager of our busy Bristol showroom, will be on hand to show you around the bikes, send you off on your test rides and even, so I’m told, offer you a hot drink.
Our Loughborough showroom is open 10am – 4pm tomorrow and every Saturday this Summer. 
50cycles Electric Bikes
1 Charnwood Business Park
North Road
Leicestershire LE11 1LE
Google Map
If you’re having trouble finding us, look out for the ‘Skytrex’ sign on the corner of our building. There’s parking right outside. Contact if you’d like to visit tomorrow.

You have to see these Kalkhoff E-Bike videos from California

New Wheel Include ReviewThe New Wheel electric bike store in San Francisco does a roaring trade in Kalkhoff e-bikes. As you’d expect from a Bay Area business, they’re very slick and have recently produced a series of exceedingly professional and informative video reviews of three key 2016 Kalkhoff models, all of them using the Impulse Evo system.

We’re so impressed we’ve dropped them into the review pages. You can see their Integrale S11, Integrale 8 and Include Premium 8 videos on our respective review pages.

If you’re reading this email on the West Coast of the US, you should definitely pay The New Wheel a visit and give them your business. 

Which of our current bikes would you most like to see a video review of on our website? Some of our team are keen to see what we can do. 

£100 Off Friends & Family Code FFJUN 
Fantic Friends and FamilyWe’ve created a new voucher code that you’re welcome to use on your next bike or to share with friends and family. 
The code FFJUN is valid on new orders including an electric bike placed through our website, over the telephone or in one of the 50cycles showrooms. 
It’s worth £100 off any Kalkhoff, FOCUS or Fantic electric bike from now until the end of this month.
If you have any problem with using the code on our website, please call 0333 900 5050 and we’ll help you apply it to your order.
We are issuing this code on the understanding you are already a 50cycles customer, owner of a Kalkhoff, FOCUS or Fantic electric bike or pedal cycle, and you will share it with close friends and family. It cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts and is not for general distribution online or in social media, nor can it be applied retrospectively to existing orders.  Offer valid until 23:59:59 on 30th June 2016.

That’s all for now, thank you for reading. 
The 50cycles Team

Ex-Display Electric Bikes

Ex-Display Electric Bikes

London Electric Bike Showroom
Electric bike showroom in East Sheen, London

We’re clearing last season’s Kalkhoff and Focus ex-display electric bikes from our showrooms, so it’s a great time to pick up a bargain for yourself, a relative or friend.

Some of these bikes have no miles at all, some have a few dozen and a small number have clocked up hundreds of miles in short test rides. They’ve all been regularly cleaned, checked and serviced. Continue reading “Ex-Display Electric Bikes”